Pioneer Epoxy National Bangkarera 2019
Pioneer Epoxy, in cooperation with Angat sa Dagat Organization, unveils Pioneer Epoxy National Bangkarera 2019 (PENB 2019) which will be held in Naga City, Cebu this coming May 31 – June 2, 2019.
The event will stage four different categories participants can join in: 7-7.5HP Open Category (Gasoline Engine Single Piston), 16-18HP Open Category (Gasoline Engine Single Piston), 13HP-16HP Angat sa Dagat Special Category (Stock Engine Gasoline), and Paddle Boat Open Category (Mixed Doubles).
“By staging this annual national event, we’re giving our local fishermen and boat makers a platform where they can showcase their skills. It’s also our way of giving back to all the members of their community, who have been using our products for the past 60 years,” said Alben B. Manuel, Assistant Vice President – Marketing Head for Philippines and International Market Group of Pioneer Adhesives, Inc., during PENB 2018 held in Iloilo City.
Last year’s PENB recorded the largest number of participants with 58 teams and 155 boats – a marked increase from the previous year’s turnout.
“This tournament was designed to strengthen the camaraderie among boat racers nationwide, all of whom make a living as fishermen and boat makers,” he added.
With over PHP 1 million in cash and product prizes which will be given away, start gearing up your engines and get ready for this year’s biggest bangkarera event in the country.
About Pioneer Epoxy National Bangkarera
The race aims to promote camaraderie among the fisherfolk, boat racing aficionados, and the community. Fisherfolk and boatmen have gathered to pit their boats against each other in a test of racing skill, sea mastery, and boat craftsmanship.
Pioneer Epoxy National Bangkarera began in 2016. The first bangkarera was held at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan with over a hundred participants from all reaches of the Philippines. They came together to show their love and passion for boat racing. The event has become a yearly tradition and races are brought to different cities across the country. In 2017, the race was held in Dumaguete and in Iloilo back in 2018.
This is more than just boat racing. Pioneer Adhesives, Inc. together with Pioneer Adhesives Foundation, Inc. puts together meaningful activities to help spread its message of environmental preservation and protection through the campaign, Our Earth, Our Responsibility.
In line with this, Angat sa Dagat Organization was also created by the company to recognize boating and fishing as jobs to be proud of. It has helped in widening the reach and the extent of support given to people whose livelihoods depend on the sea.